AWStats < 6.5 Perl Content-Parsing Code Execution

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2613


The remote host is vulnerable to an arbitrary 'command insertion' flaw.


The remote host is running AWStats, a CGI log analyzer. There are various content-parsing flaws in the remote version of this software that would allow an attacker to execute code on the remote host. An attacker exploiting this flaw would only need to be able to generate HTTP requests to the CGI script. A successful attack would allow the attacker to run system commands with the privileges of the CGI script.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2613

File Name: 2613.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 19415

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0438, CVE-2005-1527

BID: 14525, 12545, 12543, 12572

OSVDB: 18696